Logging In To Your Account

Users using Athens authentication should log in from off-campus by clicking on the Athens Credentials link from the RefWorks login page.  If you are on campus, you should be directed to your Athens login page.  Once logged in, you can select RefWorks from your list of services.  To create an account, simply enter your Athens login name and password at the RefWorks login screen and account will automatically be created for you.

Users using Shibboleth authentication should click on the My Institution's Credentials (Shibboleth) link from the RefWorks login page.  After clicking the link, select your Organization from the drop-down and click the Login button.  You can then enter your Shibboleth User Name and Password and you'll be brought into your RefWorks account.  

To log in to RefWorks:

  1. Open your browser and go to www.refworks.com/refworks.  Note:  Your login URL may be different.  Please check with your Organization for the appropriate RefWorks login URL.

  2. Enter your Login Name and Password.  You can remain logged in to RefWorks for 14 days by marking the checkbox next to the "Keep my session open for 14 days" option.

Note:  If you are logging in to a public computer, do not select the Keep my session open for 14 days option as it will give full access to your account to anyone using the computer.

Forgot your Password

Should you forget your RefWorks password, you can receive an email with a link to reset your password.

  1. Go to www.refworks.com/refworks.

  2. Click Forgot Your Login Information?

  3. Enter your email address.   

Note:  If you have multiple RefWorks accounts registered with the same email address, you will be prompted to select one from a list.

  1. You will receive an email with a link to create a new RefWorks password.  

  2. Follow the link to a page where you will enter, then re-enter, your new password.  A confirmation email will inform you that your password has been changed.  You can log in immediately with your new password.